- The Center for Fine Art Photography, MOCA, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970/224-1010, c4fap.org. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring International Photography Exhibition beginning Nov. 4.
art Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring Sueno con Despertarme by Ana Maria Hernando, Louche by Carson Fox and Fields by Tsehai Johnson through Dec. 31.
The Center for Fine Art Photography, MOCA, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970/224-1010, c4fap.org. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring International Photography Exhibition beginning Nov. 4.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4686 or coloradohistory.org. Featuring Ancient Voices: Stories of Colorado's Distant Past, Colorado Timescape and Colorado 1870-2000: Then and Now II through April 5.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Cheyenne Visions II through December. New Classics through December. Heaven and Home: Chinese Art of the Han Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection through December. Floating Time: An Environment by Tatsuo Miyajima through December. Blanket Statements: Navajo Weavers of the 80s through December.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Featuring a five-acre Corn Maze, with 9-foot tall stalks of corn, two illuminated bridges that overlook the maze and a mini-maze for younger children. Open through Oct. 31, Fridays, 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. Open from 4-10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Tickets are $5-$8. Featuring El Paseante Art Exhibit, through Oct. 31. Audubon of Wildflowers botanical illustrations on exhibit through Nov. 15.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $5.50-$20. Featuring IMAX films: Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration and Human Body through the spring. Now featuring art exhibit Discover India, Land of Mysticism, Beauty and Culture. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body runs through Jan. 1.
Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th St., Denver, 303/455-5601, gallerysink.com. Open Thurs.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring Colorado Photography: Pushing the Medium, the photograph as contemporary art. Runs through Oct. 30.
Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401. $3-$4. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Planet Colombia: Deconstructing Stereotypes through Jan. 22.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1111 Washington Ave., Golden, 303/277-0377, rmqm.org. Featuring Historic Beauties in Red and Green and Hopi Quilting Traditions through Oct. 29. Men of the Cloth: Quilts by Men and Chintz Reproduction Quilts: By the Hand of Lorie Stubbs run Nov. 1 through Jan. 7.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Featuring Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, a documentary about the struggle between a lion king and a young contender, runs through October. Art exhibits include: Mothing runs through Jan. 1. Featuring Wild and Free: New Works of Art by Larry Fanning and Timberline through Dec. 4. Also featuring The Glory of Nature's Form, photographs by Willis Peterson through Jan. 8. Showing film Lost Worlds through Oct. 2006.
literature Cherry Creek Tattered Cover Booksignings, 1st Avenue at Milwaukee St., Denver, 303/322-7727. Mary Roach signs Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife on Thurs., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Joan Didion signs The Year of Magical Thinking on Mon., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Booksignings, Highlands Ranch Pkwy. At Lucent Blvd., 303/470-7050. T.A. Barron signs The Lost Years of Merlin on Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black signs Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You on Mon., Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
LoDo Tattered Cover Booksignings, 16th Street at Wynkoop Avenue, Denver, 303/436-1070. Alan Lee signs The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook on Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Will Arntz signs What the Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality on Wed., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
recreation and learning Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Autumn Morning Hike, Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. Mason Gulch Fire Site Hike, Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. Nature Reading Club, Sun., Nov. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.
special events Special Makeup Effects Seminar, Historic Tramway Building, 1101 13th St., Denver. $50. During this hands-on presentation, learn makeup effects for theatre, television and motion pictures. Learn how to break into the business. Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 303/446-4892 for more.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price Movie Premiere, Mayan Theatre, ###, Denver. $10 donation suggested. A film that takes the viewer on a personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight the Wal-Mart goliath. Mon., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Call Colorado Jobs with Justice at 303/806-0818 for more.
theater Denver Center Theater Company Free Performances, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1245 Champa St., Denver, denvercenter.org. Featuring "Free for All" performances with tickets available the day of the performance at the box office. Begins at 4:30 p.m., one ticket per over the age of 6. Free shows on Jan. 11, 18, 25, March 15, 22, April 5, May 10.
Appliance, Denver Victorian Theatre, 4201 Hooker St., Denver. $20. A three character play about one woman's journey through breast cancer. Runs Oct. 20-Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., shows Thurs.-Sun. Visit andtototoo.org or call 720/280-7058 for ticket information.
Ain't Misbehavin', Country Dinner Playhouse, 6875 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303/799-1410. $34.95-$39.95 including a meal. Celebrating the music of Thomas "Fats" Waller, jazzman. Runs through Nov. 6, shows Wed.-Sun. Visit countrydinnerplayhouse.com for more.
Land of the Dolls, Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver. $12-$15. A parody of Jacqueline Susann's 1960s steamy cult classic. Runs through Nov. 5. Call 720/985-6886 for tickets and info.
Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring Fiesta Folklorico on Oct. 28; Lois LaFond and the Rockadiles on Nov. 13; Elmar Oliveira on Nov. 17; Lannie Garrett Sings Songs from the Movies on Nov. 18-19; Bluegrass Christmas on Dec. 10; The Nutcracker by David Taylor Dance Theatre on Dec. 17-22; The Frog Prince on Feb. 19; Echoes of Emerald Isles on March 3; Ailey II on March 5; Joyce Yang on March 23; Annie Get Your Gun on March 31-April 9; Matilda and the Dreamtime on April 15.
Menopause The Musical, New Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/309-3773. Shows run Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.